INDIA - India has recorded a drop in rabi sowing as on January 2, 2015 at 55.28 million hectares, as per the data released by the directorate of economics and statistics, agriculture ministry.
During the same period last year, rabi sowing was recorded at 57.96 million hectares, the report adds.
Wheat's sowing area was at 29.31 million hectares, as compared to last year’s 29.43 million hectares.
The area under sowing of total coarse cereals also recorded a drop, which was at 5.11 million hectares, against the last year’s 5.61 million hectares.
Gram sowing was also down to 7.96 million hectares, as compared to the last year’s 9.50 million hectares, the data said.
Area coverage under total pulses was at 12.99 million hectares, as compared to 14.47 million hectares recorded during the same period last year.
Sowing area under total oilseeds was also in negative at 7.54 million hectares, against 8.09 million hectares sowed during the same period last year.
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